SSAR is the student self-reported academic record that lists the courses and associated grades that have been attempted, or will be attempted, for high school and/or college credit. It replaces the high school and college transcripts used by the Office of Admissions during the initial review process. All freshman applicants, with a few exceptions, will enter their courses and grades in the SSAR. The SSAR should be submitted by December 1.
How can I make sure my SSAR is accurate?
Accuracy is very important in the completion of your SSAR. Thus, you are advised to have a copy of your high school transcript available for reference when you create your SSAR. If you are admitted to UF and choose to enroll, you will be required to submit an official final transcript for verification to the Office of Admissions by July 15.
Where do I create my SSAR?
Once you submit your UF application, a link will appear on your status page to create and link your SSAR.
When do I create my SSAR?
The SSAR website becomes available at the same time the application for admission opens, which is usually in August. You may begin working on your SSAR at the same time you work on your application. Although it is possible to submit your SSAR before submitting your application for admission, you will not be able to link your SSAR to your application until your application has been submitted. Just remember, your application for admission is incomplete and will not be reviewed until your SSAR and test scores have been received. Applicants who apply by the November 1 deadline but miss the December 1 SSAR deadline will be considered on a space-available basis and will not receive a decision until the March notification date.
Do home-educated students complete a SSAR?
Yes, if you have followed an educational curriculum patterned after the traditional U.S. system. If the curriculum followed cannot be represented on the SSAR, contact the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365 or contact us here for further instruction.
What will happen if I do not complete a SSAR?
All freshman applicants (excluding the exceptions) must complete and link the SSAR for admission. A high school transcript submitted from the high school or through a third-party vendor like Naviance or Parchment does not substitute for the SSAR requirement. If for some reason you are unable to complete the SSAR, you must contact the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365 or contact us.
Do I need to include high school courses taken while I was in middle school/junior high school?
Every academic course that you attempted for high school credit while in middle school/junior high school must be listed on the SSAR. The SSAR entry process allows you to state that the courses were taken while in middle school.
How do I enter my grades on the SSAR?
The SSAR format collects grades on a semester basis. Please refer to the following examples to guide your grade submission:
1. If your school only assigns semester grades, you will enter your semester grades as shown on your high school transcript into the appropriate places in the SSAR.
2. If your school only assigns a final grade for each class taken, you will enter the final grade twice (first semester and second semester) for year-long classes (one credit), and once (either first semester or second semester) for semester-long classes (1/2 credit). For example, if you earned a grade of B in Algebra I, which is a year-long class (1 credit), you will enter that grade twice (first semester and second semester). If you took Trigonometry, which is a semester-long class (1/2 credit), you will enter that grade only once in whichever semester you took the class.
3. If your school assigns both semester grades and a final grade, only use the final grade when entering your grades in the SSAR. For example, if you took Algebra I and earned an A in the first semester and a B in the second semester and your final grade is B, you will enter a grade of B twice (first semester and second semester) in the SSAR.
4. If your school assigns trimester grades and a final grade, only use the final grade, the same principle as in #3. If the class is a year-long class you will use the final grade and enter it twice in the SSAR. If the class is only for one trimester, enter the final grade on either the first or second semester field.
How do I report my senior classes?
You should list your senior-year classes as "In Progress" since you will have no grades associated with them. If your schedule changes, you must immediately update your SSAR. To make changes, simply log in to the SSAR website with the email address and password used to create your original SSAR, or, after the December 1 deadline, please call the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365 or contact us.
What if my school is on block scheduling?
If you attend a school with block scheduling, you are actually completing a year-long class (one credit) in one semester and a semester-long class (1/2 credit) in nine weeks. A one-credit class will be entered twice (first semester and second semester), and a 1/2 credit class will be entered once.
What if I am taking or repeating classes in the summer?
You will enter the class and grade like you would any other class that you have taken during the regular school year; however, you will record the class in the preceding school year. For example, if you took a class between the 9th and 10th grades, you would enter the class with your 9th-grade courses.
How do I enter my grades if my school uses pluses/minuses?
Pluses and minuses are not used in the admission review process and cannot be entered in the SSAR. Grades will be reported as A, B, C, D, and F. For example, a grade of B+ or B- is treated as a B grade, and should be denoted in the SSAR as such.
How do I enter my grades if my school uses a numerical system?
Numerical grades should be converted to A through F grades based on your high school grading scale that can be found on your high school transcript or school profile (or you can speak with your high school counselor about your school's grading scale).
How do I enter my weighted grades?
You should report all grades exactly as they are listed on your transcript. Do not add or remove any weight. There will be a separate field on the SSAR (Course Level) for you to list the type of course it is (i.e. Honors, AP, dual enrollment, etc).
How do I enter my college (dual enrollment) classes and grades?
If you have taken college (dual enrollment) courses, you must self-report all college (dual enrollment) courses and grades listed on your transcript. If your dual enrollment course class fulfills a full year of high school credit, enter the grade twice (first semester and second semester). If your dual enrollment course is 1/2 credit, enter the grade once. Dual enrollment courses should be reported in the appropriate subject area (English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science/History, and World Language). If the dual enrollment course does not fall into one of the subject areas mentioned in the previous sentence, it should be listed in the "Other Coursework" area.
Do I report all of the classes taken and grades earned that are reflected on my transcript?
All attempted coursework must be listed on the SSAR, including repeated coursework or coursework that receives pass/fail grades.
What if I repeated or withdrew from one or more of my classes, or I took a course Pass/Fail?
You must list all attempts on your SSAR including repeats and withdrawals. The same is true for classes in which you earned a grade of pass or fail. Your SSAR must match what is on your high school transcript.
Does it matter if I attended more than one high school and/or college during my academic career?
No. When completing the SSAR you should list all coursework regardless of how many different schools you attended. If you have attended multiple schools and the classes and grades are not reflected on your current high school transcript, you should obtain a copy of your previous transcript(s) from your guidance office. The high school listed on your SSAR should be the school from which you are graduating.
What if I can't find my high school listed on the SSAR website?
The SSAR website uses a database of "official" high school names from College Board which may vary slightly from the everyday name of your school. When you are searching for your school, try to use variants of the official school name. For example, if you attend T.C. Central High School, search "Central High school" in the box. Make sure you select the correct state. If you still can't find your high school, call the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365 or contact us.
Can I change the SSAR once it is completed?
Yes. We want your SSAR to be as accurate as possible so, if you need to make corrections or your schedule changes, you should update your SSAR. To make changes, log in to the SSAR website with the email address and password used to create your original SSAR. Changes and corrections should be made prior to the December 1 SSAR deadline. Your SSAR information will be locked after that time for the selection process. If a change is necessary after that the SSAR deadline, call the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365 or contact us.
Do I have to submit my first semester grades in the senior year?
No. Much of the freshman selection process will have been completed prior to the availability of your first semester senior year grades.
What if I am unsure about the dual enrollment classes that I will be taking during the second semester of my senior year?
You should provide the best estimation of what classes you will be taking when completing the SSAR. If your schedule changes, you will be able to update the SSAR as long as it is prior to the December 1 deadline. If you are unable to re-enter the SSAR, you should call the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365 or contact us. If the correct information is not listed on your SSAR when we validate your classes and grades from your official high school and college transcripts, your admission is subject to revocation and, if discovered after classes begin, cancellation of registration.
Can my SSAR be used by multiple colleges/universities?
Currently, only the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Polytechnic University and Florida Atlantic University are utilizing the SSAR. Once you complete your SSAR, please confirm with each institution how to provide them with access to your data. For the University of Florida, please be sure to both submit your SSAR through the SSAR system and to link your SSAR data with your application.
When do I send my official high school and college (if dual enrolled) transcripts?
Only applicants offered admission will be required to submit official high school and college transcripts after graduation. These transcripts will be used to validate the information on the SSAR. Students with inaccurate SSARs will be contacted and their admission is subject to revocation and, if discovered after classes begin, cancellation of registration. Final transcripts must be received by July 15.